Hema Thakar
Legacy Health Partners

Hema Thakar, MD, FACS

Specialist

  • My Specialties:

    Cosmetic Specialties; Microsurgery; Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Board-certified; Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Languages:

    English, Interpreters available for other languages
  • Gender:

    Female

PATIENT RATING: 4.9 OUT OF 5 ( 122 RATINGS & 53 COMMENTS)

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Where I see patients

Legacy Medical Group–Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

  • 2222 NW Lovejoy Ave., Suite 304
    Medical Office Building 1, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center campus
    Portland, OR 97210-5100
  • 503-413-4992
  • 503-413-5764
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About Me:

Plastic and reconstructive surgery is a marriage between form and function. My goal is to restore my patients self-confidence, whether through cosmetic or reconstructive procedures, so that my patients can look, feel, and function at their best. I take pride in providing comprehensive plastic and reconstructive surgery care in a safe and compassionate manner. My areas of expertise range from transgender surgery to microsurgery. I am one of the few plastic surgeons in Oregon who performs DIEP flaps. I feel highly privileged and find satisfaction in being able to help my patients during such an important time in their lives. I also have specific interests in facial rejuvenation, aesthetic surgery of the breast, cosmetic and functional procedures after massive weight loss. I my free time, I enjoy skiing, hiking with my family, and cooking.

Education:
Residency: University of Texas, Southwestern
Residency: University of Texas, Southwestern
Internship: University of Texas, Southwestern
Medical School: Vanderbilt University, School of Medicine
Bachelor of Science: Rice University
Hospitals Served: Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center
Publication: Wolters Kluwer, Wolters Kluwer, Wolters Kluwer, Elsevier

Patient Rating

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4.9 out of 5     122 Ratings     53 Comments

Apr 29, 2022
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Dr. Thakar is the sweetest human. I felt seen and heard by her and am excited to have her as my surgeon.

Apr 22, 2022
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Dr Thakar was very personable and friendly. They answered my questions thoughtfully and made me feel at ease the whole time.

Apr 22, 2022
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Even though I am Deaf and have physical disabilities that make it difficult to use ASL both the provider and the interpreter took time to listen to me carefully and answer questions which is not something I see often. Providers get irritated with my use of my communication device since I am physically capable of speaking, I just prefer not to since I am insecure about my voice and can't hear myself anymore. I was pleasantly surprised that no one tried to undermine what I had to say or brush off my concerns or assume incompetence and I would recommend this provider over any other for transgender patients whether they are disabled or not. She is a kind and understanding provider who clearly lays out information.

Apr 22, 2022
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Dr Thakar is not just a wonderful and talented surgeon, they are also such a kind and genuine person. I feel so included and cared for by the whole team and am so happy with my results. I couldn't have wished for a better experience.

Apr 15, 2022
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I appreciate how approachable Dr Thakar is and that she's genuinely interested in her patients as individuals. She answered my questions and gave me her time.

Mar 18, 2022
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The entire staff was amazingly friendly and the provider was awesome she's very knowledgeable, bed side manner was A++, I can't wait to see her again. After talking with her I trust her with my health and wellbeing

Mar 10, 2022
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Thakar was amazing! They did top surgery with graphs and I couldn't be happier with my results. They were supportive and answered all of my questions! Their team was also so supportive, professional, and kind. I felt very listened to and well taken care of from the moment I began the process to getting top surgery to now! I will always recommend Thakar to other trans individuals!

Mar 10, 2022
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It was all good. Hema is a star to me. We work well together and she understands the the transition process very well and I trust her. I don't say that lightly as I essentially no one. The world is a mess: inflation, COVID and the war etc but offer Her a salary increase. I worked 30yrs as a pathologist asst and Hema's on a higher plane than the rest!

Mar 10, 2022
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Informative professional down to earth kind, took her time

Feb 25, 2022
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Everyone there was excellent, as always!

Feb 23, 2022
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Excellent and timely care. I have recovered well and feel much better after my treatment.

Feb 11, 2022
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Absolutely love Dr Thakar

Feb 3, 2022
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Dr Thaker, Christine, and Elizabeth were amazing! I have never been treating so well. They are warm, friendly, knowledgeable, and listen to what I had to say. They explained everything to me. I have recommended 2 friends to Dr Thaker's office. I was referred by a friend.

Feb 3, 2022
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Dr. Thakar is extremely kind and knowledgeable. The relief I felt seeing her for top surgery cannot be overstated. She saw she had a cancellation and immediately offered it to me, and I can not put into words how much that means.

Jan 14, 2022
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Dr Thakar was personable, kind, and listened well. She apologized for the long wait and fulfilled my expectations of the visit. I look forward to seeing her again.

Jan 14, 2022
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Dr.Thakar and her staff were AMAZING and I would highly recommend them to anyone in the LGBTQ+ community that is looking for gender-affirming surgery. Truly could not be happier with my experience and I hope everyone gets to see her or have provider that were as truly incredible as they were.

Jan 14, 2022
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Everyone we interacted with was so kind! We felt really welcomed and cared for.

Jan 14, 2022
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Thakar and time are so great - affirming, efficient, centered on me as an individual, communicative and good at what they do!

Jan 13, 2022
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The one place I see room for improvement across my health care team is thinking more creatively in providing accessibility options when a patient's support person is Deaf. My partner and support person is Deaf and we were hoping to secure interpretation for them. Communicating our needs and asks and ultimately needing to figure out solutions on my own creates additional stress on me leading up to surgery. As I am hearing, the system did not recognize my asks for support in time for staff to secure a viable option.I hope there is an adjustment that can be made in the system to attempt to identify situations like mine and my partners where there are reasonable accommodations that can be made. Acknowledging that the restrictions and precautions that need to be taken with COVID are valid, that does not preclude the availability of all options to provide accessibility to Deaf/Hard-of-hearing (HOH) patients or support people. I used an app called "Live Transcribe" with my doctor's permission so that my partner could read the information later.A more ideal situation for us, as well as others would have been a Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) service - wherein an interpreter connects via screen between the office and a person off-site needing information.I appreciate you reading this and hope it can help someone in the future.

Jan 6, 2022
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Dr. Thakar has a very friendly demeanor. This appointment, I feel a little like things got done rather quickly, and I might have liked a little bit slower. Everything that needed to get done got done, though. The nurses were super nice to me.

Jan 6, 2022
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Great at being gender affirming.

Jan 6, 2022
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All visits with this provider and her team went very smoothly and we felt well informed and well supported at all times. I felt confident in all of the team and the provider that I was in safe, knowledgeable hands.

Dec 17, 2021
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Dr. Thakar is very respectful and carefully listens to her patients! This was my first time seeing her and she was very friendly and attentive. Her MA was also super friendly and both made me feel safe and cared for. Thank you!

Nov 19, 2021
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Hema is an excellent surgeon, a class act person and very understanding about transgender women like me. I had 2 post op concerns and together we resolved them like the med professionals we are. She's a nice person and I'm honored to be her patient.

Nov 12, 2021
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Dr Thakar and staff have been very helpful and respectful. Thank you to Dr Thakar and her staff!

Nov 11, 2021
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Dr. Thakar is amazing! So personable and helps me feel at ease with how knowledgeable and comfortable she is.

Nov 4, 2021
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Everyone and everything was fantastic!

Oct 22, 2021
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I arrived very early and they took me in almost immediately. I didn't expect or in any way require that, but it was nice.

Oct 15, 2021
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Absolutely love Dr. Thakar and looking forward to surgery with her!!

Oct 15, 2021
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I have only positive feed back so far for Dr. Thakar. However, my experience having a mammogram was TERRIBLE, painful, jarring, and all around miserable. The technician needs significant training.

Oct 7, 2021
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Dr. Thakar is extremely kind and great to work with. I feel completely at ease in their care and look forward to seeing them again!

Oct 1, 2021
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Dr. Thakar is an excellent surgeon and a wonderful, warm person.

Sep 24, 2021
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I had my appointment rescheduled twice and it affected my schedule and caused a loss of 3 days of work.

Sep 17, 2021
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Good: Dr. Thakar was very knowledgeable and compassionate. Although the information was disappointing, she spent as much time as I needed going over options. Bad: Calling the office is terrible. The phone tree with so many people is frustrating.

Sep 1, 2021
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The only qualm I have is that this office can't seem to get and hold onto my important documents.

Aug 31, 2021
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This doctor was so very attentive and kind. I would recommend her to anyone looking for the services I'm here for. I was completely comfortable in their care.

Aug 27, 2021
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Dr. Thakar is amazing! She listens to issues, responds with knowledge, personal insight, and compassion, and I would recommend her to anyone needing her services!

Aug 27, 2021
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Dr. Thakar and PA Elizabeth York are awesome! The MAs are good too!

Aug 27, 2021
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I have severe anxiety and due to COVID-19 regulations, had to enter alone. Although it was very difficult, the team there made it so much easier to go through. I felt safe and as comfortable as I could be. Everyone was extremely kind and patient with me. I greatly appreciate the consideration they had for me.

Aug 26, 2021
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I went in for the physical examination for a surgery in the future for reconstructive gender affirming top surgery and I was TERRIFIED especially about having to have my shirt off for photos, I am a MTF transgender female and am extremely self conscious etc. Dr Thakar was literally one of the nicest providers I have had a visit with and encountered. I have worked in the medical field for years and she was so sweet kind genuine thoughtful and considerate of my feelings and I can't express how much I appreciate it. I hope she knows how amazing they are (in the visit she expressed her pronouns were she/her and they/them so I want to be respectful) because that also made me very comfortable. Again can't say enough good about the care and visit that day in particular.

Aug 25, 2021
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All very good. Thank you

Aug 24, 2021
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She was so friendly

Jul 30, 2021
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Excellent care from provider

Jul 29, 2021
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I got great care and felt very comfortable being myself.

Jul 29, 2021
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Overall really good! She called me skinny like it meant healthy in a way that made me feel uncomfortable as a person who sometimes struggles to eat enough, but that singular comment does not reflect the overall quality of the visit or the care provided.

Jul 6, 2021
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Dr. Thakar was enthusiastic about my care, and very vocal about the progress she saw in my recovery. She was wonderful to work with, every time I've been seen by her.

Jul 1, 2021
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Dr. Hema Thakar was an absolute ANGEL! 10/10 recommendation.

Jun 25, 2021
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They were very nice to me and my girlfriend.

Jun 24, 2021
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Dr Thakar is personable and kind. I am Immensely grateful for their skills and knowledge.

May 28, 2021
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I appreciate all care and support provided to me by Legacy and am completely satisfied with my results. Thank you all!

May 28, 2021
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She was amazing!!

May 27, 2021
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She was very nice to talk to.

May 21, 2021
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Dr Thakar is kind, skillful, and creates emotional and medical safety for trans patients! She is amazing! I did get misgendered by a floating receptionist (not a usual member of the Thakar team) on [date removed] so I would request that the hospital makes sure that ALL employees (not just the ones who regularly work in a space that specializes in trans procedures) have the support and resources to learn about pronouns, practice not being microaggressive, and practice saying "Thank you/I'm sorry" (and not overexplaining in a triggering way) when they are corrected or informed that they have misgendered or otherwise said something triggering to someone.
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